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When co-stars hook up (then break up)

by Kelly Woo, posted Jan 24th 2007 4:23PM

Men in Trees on ABCAnne Heche sure loves 'em and leaves 'em. ET is reporting the Men in Trees star has left husband Coley Laffoon (with whom she has a son) for co-star James Tupper. Heche and Tupper's characters are romantically involved on the show.

But here's the problem with co-stars hooking up: they often eventually break up. And when they do, it sure causes havoc with TV storylines.

Case study #1: Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson on The O.C. The young couple recently called it quits, and it totally shows. Seth and Summer aren't sharing scenes much, and when they do, they're at odds. Mostly, Seth has been off with Ryan, Dr. Roberts in Seattle or Che on a ridiculous (but funny) quest to find their spirit animals. Kissing has been at a minimum, and looks awkward when it happens. Now, it looks like they're introducing a "Che is in love with Seth" storyline to keep the stars apart even more.

Case study #2: Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush. After he allegedly cheated on her, the One Tree Hill pair got divorced. I'm sure that Lucas' budding romance with Peyton was already in the cards (yeah, right).

Oh, actors always claim they can be professional and work through it. But real-life drama always ends up on screen.

On-set relationships: romantic or trouble? What do you think?

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Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Brooke (Spohia Bush) were a couple in One Tree Hill for nearly a full season after their divorce (including multiple kisses and even sex scenes). So no, Lucas' relationship with Peyton is not a startegy to keep them apart.

February 02 2007 at 2:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This show better return for a second season! I LUVVV IT! And who cares if they hook up off-screen, that just makes all of those passionate scense all the more intense! GO GET 'EM ANNE!

February 01 2007 at 11:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I love this show........so what if they are together
it's hollywood........it's like if you don't throw out what you haven't worn in a year....get rid of it.

I wish they luck and that the show stays on.

January 30 2007 at 2:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Only they know what happened in their marriages... and it's not like they would be the first or the last people to fall for someone they work with. Just because some on screen/off screen relationships go bad doesn't mean theirs is doomed to fail too... I wish them the best.

January 27 2007 at 3:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Case #3: Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartain

January 25 2007 at 11:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This isn't unusual in Hollywood. And again, we only get part of the story. She may have had a bad marriage for all we know. Let's face it...only she knows why she did what she did.


January 25 2007 at 4:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Anne Heche is a BREAK-UP!

January 24 2007 at 10:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I gotta say, gay or straight, she has impeccable taste.

January 24 2007 at 6:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Should in in their contract that they can't get involved with co-stars.

January 24 2007 at 6:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bowfinger indeed. Too bad I like this show. That is until she ruins it by making the writers plot around her love life.

January 24 2007 at 6:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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